Kirshbaum Associates Announce 2017-2018 Season Concert Highlights

Kirshbaum Associates Announce 2017-2018 Season Concert Highlights

92Y's 17-18 season opens on October 5 with internationally renowned cellist Mischa Maisky joining the "amazing precision" (Huffington Post) of the notably conductorless Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, which returns to 92Y for the first time in 15 years, to celebrate the cellist's 70th birthday season. Together, they open 92Y's illustrious concert season with Schubert's beloved "Arpeggione" Sonata, arranged for cello and string orchestra by Dobrinka Tabakova, as well as Arensky's Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky, and Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings. Acclaimed for the sheer intensity and vigor of his performances, Maisky has the distinct honor of being the only cellist in the world to have studied under both Gregor Piatigorsky and Mlatislav Rostrapovich. The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is renowned as one of the foremost chamber orchestras in the world, with more than 70 albums in its sprawling discography since its founding in 1972.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 8 PM
92Y - Kaufmann Concert Hall
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Mischa Maisky, cello

ARENSKY Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky, Op 35a
SCHUBERT "Arpeggione" Sonata in A minor, for cello and string orchestra (arr. D. Tabakova)
TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings, Op. 48

ANGELA HEWITT: BACH ODYSSEY II

Angela Hewitt, "the outstanding Bach pianist of her generation" (The Sunday Times, London), continues to showcase her skills as one of the world's foremost performers and Bach interpreters in the second year of her four-season journey (12 recitals) of Bach's complete keyboard works at New York's 92Y, Ottawa's National Arts Centre, London's Wigmore Hall and Tokyo's Kioi Hall. In the coming season, she presents three recitals featuring the four partitas (November 8), the complete Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (March 14) and Goldberg Variations (March 18). "Hewitt played Bach's three-part inventions so that they came over as one single variegated work, with the plangent ninth acting as its dark heart, in the way the Black Pearl variation does for the Goldbergs." The Independent (London) opined.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 7:30 pm
92Y - Kaufmann Concert Hall
BACH:
Partita No. 3 in A minor, BWV 827
Partita No. 5 in G major, BWV 829
Partie in A major, BWV 832
Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 7:30 pm
92Y - Kaufmann Concert Hall
BACH: The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I, BWV, 846-869

Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 3 pm
92Y - Kaufmann Concert Hall
BACH: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

Described by the Daily Telegraph Australia as "the Russian grand masters", the Borodin Quartet is universally recognized for its authentic interpretations of Russian music, generating critical acclaim all over the world. Founded in 1945 in Moscow, the Quartet's performances of Shostakovich's chamber music are widely regarded as definitive, as the composer personally supervised its study of his quartets. After extensive tours with the complete cycles of Shostakovich's quartets all over the world, in 2017/18, the ensemble returns to 92Y with a broader repertoire including works by Schubert and Tchaikovsky, in addition to its legendary performances of Shostakovich's Quartets No. 13 and No. 6, which BBC Music Magazine declares, "the players know Shostakovich's moods inside out, and deliver them with clear textures, crisp articulation, and plenty of Russian soul."

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 7:30 pm
92Y - Kaufmann Concert Hall
Borodin Quartet

SCHUBERT: Quartet in C minor, D. 703, "Quartettsatz"
TCHAIKOVSKY: Album for the Young, Op. 39 (arr. R. Dubinsky)
SHOSTAKOVICH: Quartet No. 6 in G major, Op. 101
SHOSTAKOVICH: Quartet No. 13 in B-flat minor, Op. 138

Founded in 1992, the Brentano Quartet recently celebrated its 25th anniversary season. Praised by the Independent (London) as "Passionate, uninhibited and spellbinding," and The New York Times for its "luxuriously warm sound [and] yearning lyricism," the Brentano String Quartet succeeded the Tokyo as quartet-in-residence at Yale School of Music since 2014. For their 92Y appearance in the 2017/18 season, the Quartet is joined by internationally renowned soprano and the five-time Grammy Award winner Dawn Upshaw for a unique program that plays with consonance and dissonance.

Sunday, December 3, 2017, 3:00 pm
92Y - Kaufmann Concert Hall
Brentano String Quartet
Dawn Upshaw, soprano

MOZART: Quartet in C major, K. 465, "Dissonance"
RESPIGHI: Il tramonto, for string quartet and soprano
SCHUBERT: Five Minuets, D. 89, interspersed with WEBERN: Six Bagatelles, Op. 9
SCHOENBERG: Quartet No. 2 in F-sharp minor, for string quartet and soprano, Op. 10

Inon Barnaton is widely celebrated for his poetic sensibility, musical intelligence, and consummate artistry. He is considered "one of the most admired pianists of his generation" (The New York Times). A recipient of the 2015 Lincoln Center's Martin E. Segal Award and the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2009, Inon finished his third and final season, 2016/17, as the inaugural Artist-in-Association of the New York Philharmonic. Alan Gilbert calls him "a complete artist: a wonderful pianist, a probing intellect, passionately committed, and a capable contemporary-music pianist as well." In Spring 2018, Inon returns to 92Y's Kaufmann Concert Hall with an intriguing program of musical moments, by Schubert (Moments Musicaux, D. 780), Israeli composer Avner Dorman (Two Moments Musicaux) and Rachmaninoff (Six Moments Musicaux, Op. 16).

Saturday, March 3, 2018, 8 pm
92Y - Kaufmann Concert Hall
Inon Barnatan, piano

SCHUBERT: Moments Musicaux, D. 780
AVNER DORMAN: Two Moments Musicaux
RACHMANINOFF: Six Moments Musicaux, Op. 16

SOUNDSPACE - SCHUBERT: EPIC & INTIMATE

The innovative Soundspace series follows an exciting new format in the coming season. Inspired by the intimacy and comfort of the Schubertiade - small salon concerts of the time - these late night, hour-long evenings make the masterpieces of Schubert the main event. Guests may enjoy a complimentary glass of wine while delighting in the genius of Franz Schubert, all within the warm acoustics of 92Y's Butterwieser Hall. Exploring the breadth and diversity of the composer's repertoire, 92Y presents five concerts which include works for voice and piano.

Opening the series is tenor Christoph Prégardien, praised by The New York Times for his "lyric tenor...with plaintive beauty and piercing insight," making his 92Y debut with "lyrical, fluent, expressive" (The Observer) pianist Julius Drake, performing Schubert's heartrending Winterreise song cycle. The duo, both acclaimed interpreters of German lieder, have performed together throughout Europe, including a recent all-Schubert recital in London's celebrated Wigmore Hall.

Friday, February 16, 2018 at 9:30 PM
92Y - Buttenwieser Hall
Christoph Prégardien, tenor
Julius Drake, piano

SCHUBERT Winterreise, D. 911

Celebrating Schubert's final piano sonatas, internationally acclaimed pianist Shai Wosner, described by Gramophone as a "Schubertian of unfaltering authority and character," returns to 92Y in a three-part series. Wosner, a cherished artist at 92Y, likens these sonatas to "six great novels, rich with insights into the human condition. He continues: "I think my first encounter with the big Schubert sonatas was when I was 12 at a concert where the A minor sonata was played. And I remember to this day how I was completely awestruck. When playing these sonatas I get a sense of communing with the audience because the fact that they are so big they have this enveloping quality to them. Audiences get into their groove after a couple minutes and then, because Schubert makes time feel like its standing still and yet the world keeps turning, you have this seeming contradiction and you get into that state of mind in these pieces which is really quite magical". View a video about this project HERE.

Shai Wosner, piano:
Friday, April 13, 2018 at 9:30 PM
92Y - Buttenwieser Hall
Sonata in A minor, D. 845, Op. 42
Sonata in C minor, D. 958

Friday, May 4, 2018 at 9:30 PM
92Y - Buttenwieser Hall
Sonata in D major, D. 850, Op. 53
Sonata in A major, D. 959

Friday, May 11, 2018 at 9:30 PM
92Y - Buttenwieser Hall
Sonata in G major, D. 894, Op. 78
Sonata in B-flat major, D. 960

The series concludes with the 92Y recital debut of the outstanding all-male vocal quartet, New York Polyphony. The four artists, "singers of superb musicianship and vocal allure," (The New Yorker), carefully craft an a cappella program which complements and juxtaposes Schubert's emotive, heavenly lieder with a collection of part-songs. This program is a culmination of the secular repertoire which the quartet began programming into its concerts of primarily sacred music since its inception nearly ten years ago.

Friday, June 8, 2018 at 9:30 PM
92Y - Buttenwieser Hall
New York Polyphony
Geoffrey Williams, countertenor
Steven Caldicott Wilson, tenor
Christopher Dylan Herbert, baritone
Craig Phillips, bass

Part-songs by SCHUBERT, SAINT-SAËNS, FINZI, IVAN MOODY, GREGORY W. BROWN, and others

DISTINGUISHED ARTISTS

92nd Street Y's prestigious Distinguished Artists series is a leader of inspired programming among New York's vibrant classical music community. Inviting many of today's leading ensembles and soloists to the resonant acoustics of Kaufmann Concert Hall, the coming season features an artistic meeting of the minds, with a wide range of repertoire explored between two or more acclaimed artists. Violinist Leila Josefowicz and pianist John Novacek (November 15), flutist Emmanuel Pahud and pianist Alessio Bax (February 17), pianist Benjamin Grosvenor and Musicians from the New York Philharmonic (April 10), and cellist Steven Isserlis and harpsichordist Richard Egarr (April 29) collaborate, building a varied, musically satisfying series of four concerts.

American-Canadian violinist Leila Josefowicz is known internationally for her dynamic, vivid lyricism and "dizzying grace" (Evening Standard). A champion of new and contemporary music, Josefowicz joins her colleague John Novacek, praised for his "virile, steely technique" by Fanfare, to perform an innovative program of Sibelius, Prokofiev, John Adams, and B. A Zimmermann. The artists celebrate the life of Zimmerman by performing his Violin and Piano sonata in honor of his centennial birthday in 2018.

Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 8 PM
92Y - Kaufmann Concert Hall
Leila Josefowicz, violin
John Novacek, piano

SIBELIUS Valse Triste, Op. 44, No. 1 (arr. Friedrich Hermann)
PROKOFIEV Violin Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 80
B. A. ZIMMERMANN Sonata for Violin and Piano
JOHN ADAMS Road Movies

Co-presented with New York Philharmonic, 92Y presents young English pianist Benjamin Grosvenor on April 10 with Musicians from the New York Philharmonic. Grosvenor's meteoric rise began in 2004 at the age of eleven as the winner of the Keyboard Final of the 2004 BBC Young Musician Competition. He has since performed with many of the great orchestras and conductors in the world, and in 2011, he became the youngest British musician ever to be signed as a Decca Classics artist; his playing has been noted as "poetic and gently ironic, brilliant yet clear-minded, intelligent but not without humour, all translated through a beautifully clear and singing touch' (The Independent). The artists perform a rich, lyrical program of Brahms and Schubert.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 7:30 PM
92Y - Kaufmann Concert Hall
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano
Musicians from the New York Philharmonic

BRAHMS Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
SCHUBERT Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667, "Trout"

Cellist Steven Isserlis and harpsichordist Richard Egarr, in his 92Y debut, offer a mostly Baroque-era program including repertoire by Bach, Boccherini, Handel and Scarlatti for both cello and viola da gamba. Isserlis and Egarr are frequent collaborators, both in live performance and on recordings. Familiar to 92Y audiences, Isserlis has been a popular guest for recitals, as well as educational and children's presentations.

Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 3 PM
92Y - Kaufmann Concert Hall
Steven Isserlis, cello
Richard Egarr, harpsichord

BACH Viola da Gamba Sonata No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1027
BACH Suite for Solo Cello No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011
BOCCHERINI Cello Sonata in G major, G. 5
SCARLATTI Keyboard Sonata in D minor, K. 90
HANDEL Keyboard Suite No. 5 in E major, HWV 430, "The Harmonious Blacksmith"
BACH Viola da Gamba Sonata No. 2 in D Major, BWV 1028

ART OF THE GUITAR

Now in its seventeenth season, 92nd Street Y's acclaimed Art of the Guitar series has become one of the most revered, "consistently satisfying series" (The New Yorker) in New York to champion classical guitar repertoire and the instrument's foremost artists.

The upcoming season features four diverse concerts with world-renowned musicians and a fascinating variety of repertoire. Opening the series is "The pre-eminent guitarist of our time," Sharon Isbin on December 2. Presenting a diverse program inspired by the lively guitar music in Spain, Latin America, and tango culture, Ms. Isbin invites former student and emerging young star Colin Davin to make his 92Y debut, playing duets with his mentor.

Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 8 PM
92Y - Kaufmann Concert Hall
Sharon Isbin, guitar
With special guest Colin Davin, guitar (92Y debut)

HOWARD SHORE Selections from The Departed
TAN DUN Seven Desires for guitar
Works by DE FALLA, GRANADOS, MONTAÑA, TARREGA and others

On May 10, 92Y's own artistic director of the Art of the Guitar series and prominent guitarist, Benjamin Verdery, joins the lively St. Lawrence String Quartet to perform the New York premiere of a new work for guitar and string quartet by composer Bryce Dessner of The National, co-commissioned by 92Y.

Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 7:30 PM
92Y - Kaufmann Concert Hall
Benjamin Verdery, guitar
St. Lawrence String Quartet
BRYCE DESSNER New work for guitar and string quartet (New York premier; 92Y co-commission)
Other works TBA

All concerts are presented in conjunction with 92nd Street Y's Guitar Institute and include pre-concert talks with Art of the Guitar artistic director Benjamin Verdery of Yale University.

*A complete chronological concert listing of 92Y concerts for the 17/18 season is located at the end of this document

Conductor, pianist, composer and mentor Robert Spano is known worldwide for the depth and intensity of his artistry as well as his unique communicative abilities. As Music Director of both the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Aspen Music Festival and School, Robert Spano's dedication to American living composers, education and outreach spreads across the nation. Under Maestro Spano's guidance, the ASO and audiences explore an exciting mix of programming. The Atlanta School of Composers reflects his commitment to American contemporary music, thus defining a new generation of American composers.

This coming season, Spano leads five world premiere performances. On July 30, Spano is joined by soprano Renée Fleming and pianist Inon Barnaton in Aspen in a program which includes works by Christopher Theofanidis, Michael Tilson Thomas, Stravinsky, and a new Piano Concerto by composer and Aspen Music Festival President and CEO Alan Fletcher. Shortly thereafter, the world premiere of Melodia, for Piano and Orchestra by Canadian composer Matthew Ricketts is played by Malaysian pianist, conductor, and composer Tengku Irfan (August 9). With the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Spano leads a new piece by ASO's own bassist Michael Kurth on March 22 and 24, 2018.

In February, Spano returns to Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium as guest conductor to the renowned Orchestra of St. Luke's with the versatile mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor, performing the world premiere of a new work by Bryce Dessner. The performance also includes Mozart's Symphony No. 40 and Beethoven's "Emperor" Piano Concerto with pianist Jeremy Denk.

Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 8 PM
Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
Orchestra of St. Luke's
Robert Spano, conductor
Kelley O'Connor, mezzo-soprano
Jeremy Denk, piano

MOZART Symphony No. 40
BRYCE DESSNER New Work for Mezzo-Soprano and Orchestra (World Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor"

Prized as an articulate, sensitive conductor of classical voices in addition to instrumentalists, Robert Spano leads three beloved works of operatic and oratorio repertoire in the coming season. In October, he presents the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra premiere of Verdi's Otello with tenor Russell Thomas in the title role; Spano and the cast are joined by the Orchestra and unparalleled ASO Chorus. As a part of the ASO's two-year "LB/LB" Celebration which features and juxtaposes the masterpieces of Ludwig van Beethoven and Leonard Bernstein, Spano is joined by pianist Jorge Federico Osorio and acclaimed mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano in January in Bernstein's "Jeremiah" Symphony and Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto. For an impressive nine dates in May, Spano leads the ASO, ASO Chorus, and soloists in Bernstein's classic Candide.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 8 PM
Friday, May 11, 2018 at 8 PM
Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 8 PM
Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 3 PM
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 8 PM
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 8 PM
Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 8 PM
Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 8 PM
Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 3 PM
Robert Spano, conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Soloists TBA

BERNSTEIN Candid

TOD MACHOVER: WORLD PREMIERE OF
PHILADELPHIA VOICES

Tod Machover's innovative City Symphonies series - which include symphonic works written for and by the cities of Toronto, Edinburgh, Perth (Australia), Lucerne (Switzerland), and Detroit - now finds a new home in the vibrant, historical city of Philadelphia. Machover and the Philadelphia Orchestra are working with the Philadelphia community to create a collaborative symphony with sound submissions and conceptual contributions from, and diverse collaborations with, the public. The work, entitled Philadelphia Voices, will premiere at the Kimmel Center April 5, 6, 7, 2018, with an additional performance in New York's Carnegie Hall on April 10, 2018. The project is made possible through substantial support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

In order to create a musical portrait of the city so deeply rooted in American history, the symphony for Philadelphia will evolve through electronic sound submissions, workshops and discussions throughout the city, original sonic creation, and back-and-forth musical sharing and shaping with Philadelphia residents and community institutions. Special technologies developed by Machover and his Opera of the Future team at the MIT Media Lab will allow people of all ages to contribute to and help shape Philadelphia Voices. The mobile app, Philadelphia Voices, is available for free download now for iOS and Andoid. "You'll be able to talk or sing into it and it will pull up 20 other people whose voices have a quality similar to yours. Or, it might have a bunch of orchestral instruments, and as you talk and the instruments color your voice," said Machover. Over the next year, Machover will engage the community in all kinds of ways, bringing together Philadelphia's residents by exploring the city's unique sounds, by exploring democracy as it was when the city was founded and as it is now, and by simply celebrating it city's past, present and future.

The coming season brings three additional New York premieres of Machover compositions. On November 15, piano duo Quattro Mani, which consists of acclaimed pianists Susan Grace and Steven Beck, performs Re-Structures for two pianos and electronics in Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall. The piece was written in honor of the late Pierre Boulez's 90th birthday celebration and debuted at the Lucerne Festival in 2015, where Machover served as composer-in-residence. Also making its New York premiere is Breathless, a concerto for flute orchestra and electronics, performed in May 2018 in Merkin Concert Hall. The piece was composed in 2014 for prominent flutist Carol Wincenc, who joins New York City's teen new music ensemble, Face the Music at Kaufman Music Center.

Co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall's 125 Commissions Project launched during its 125th season, the world-renowned Kronos Quartet and Kronos Performing Arts Association has announced Tod Machover among its composers selected for the third year of Fifty for the Future - an initiative to produce 50 new compositions by 25 female and 25 male composers. Established in 2015, one of the goals of Fifty for the Future is to serve as an educational tool for students and rising professional artists, via free online modules containing scores, parts, recordings, videos, and other informative materials for each new piece of music. Each new work is performed by Kronos during their touring season. Machover says his new work - set to premiere in June 2018 - will be "a kind of compendium of thinking about electronics in live performance, presented in a way that will allow the piece to evolve and keep posing challenging questions far into the future."

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 8 PM
Carnegie Hall - Weill Recital Hall
Quattro Mani
Susan Grace, piano
Steven Cole, piano
MACHOVER Re-Structures

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 8 PM
Carnegie Hall - Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director and Conductor
Westminster Symphonic Choir
Community Voices of Philadelphia
Joe Miller, Conductor
MACHOVER Philadephia Voices

May 2018
Merkin Concert Hall - Kaufman Music Center
Carol Wincenc, flute
Face The Music
MACHOVER Breathless

June 2018
Fifty for the Future - Year 3
Kronos Quartet
MACHOVER New Work

ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER: OPENS BUFFALO AND CHICAGO SEASONS, WORLD PREMIERE AT CARNEGIE HALL

Virtuoso violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, four-time Grammy Award winner and global phenomenon, has been a permanent fixture of the classical music since her professional debut at the age of 13. Mrs. Mutter has performed on all the major stages internationally, and has inspired concertgoers, composers and young violinists with her extraordinary musical and technical facility and rare artistic communicative ability. In honor of her 40th anniversary, Deutsche Grammophon recently released Mutterissimo - The Art of Anne-Sophie Mutter, a double-disc compilation which highlights her vast and diverse discography.

In the coming season, Anne-Sophie Mutter is the featured soloist in the opening gala night performances for both the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Under the baton of conductor JoAnn Falletta, Mrs. Mutter presents a thrilling program of Brahms, Weiner, and Tchaikovsky's brilliant Violin Concerto in Buffalo; in Chicago, she joins Ricardo Muti and Orchestra in Mozart's "Turkish" Violin Concerto, with two subsequent performances of Tchaikovsky.

Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 8 PM
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra - Kleinhans Music Hall
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
BRAHMS Hungarian Dances
WEINER Hungarian Folk Dance Suite
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto

Friday, September 22, 2017 at 7 PM
Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Orchestra Hall
Ricardo Muti, conductor
MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major "Turkish"

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 8 PM
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Orchestra Hall
Ricardo Muti, conductor

TCHIKOVSKY Violin Concerto in D Major

As a champion of new music, Mrs. Mutter routinely engages living composers, and she has given world premiere performances of many of the world's most important musical voices, including Sebastian Currier, Henri Dutilleux, Sofia Gubaidulina, Witold Lutoslawski, Norbert Moret, Krzysztof Penderecki, Sir André Previn and Wolfgang Rihm among others. In March of 2018, Mutter returns to the United States for performances in Rohnert Park, California and in Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium and features works of Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki and Sir André Previn. At Carnegie Hall, Mutter performs the world premiere of Previn's The Fifth Season for Violin and Piano which was co-commissioned by Mutter and the presenter.

Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 2 PM
Carnegie Hall - Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI Violin Sonata No. 2
BACH Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004
ANDRÉ PREVIN The Fifth Season for Violin and Piano (World Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
BRAHMS Violin Sonata No.

PINCHAS ZUKERMAN

Pinchas Zukerman has remained a phenomenon in the world of music for over four decades. His musical genius, prodigious technique and unwavering artistic standards are a marvel to audiences and critics. Devoted to the next generation of musicians, he has inspired younger artists with his magnetism and passion. His enthusiasm for teaching has resulted in innovative programs in London, New York, China, Israel and Ottawa, and this artist is highly regarded as violinist, violist, conductor, pedagogue and chamber musician.

2017-2018 marks his ninth season as Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London and his third as Artist-in-Association with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. North American highlights include a duo partnership with Itzhak Perlman on violin and Zukerman on viola in concerts and recitals, a U.S. tour with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and solo appearances with the Pacific and Vancouver Symphonies. Serving as both soloist and conductor, Mr. Zukerman leads National Arts Centre Orchestra, Baltimore, San Diego, New West and Nashville Symphonies and Camerata Salzburg for some of the repertoire's most prized works. In chamber music, Mr. Zukerman performs with the Zukerman Trio in Chicago, Detroit, Sedona, AZ, and Savannah, GA.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 7 PM
Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
Itzhak Perlman, violin
Pinchas Zukerman, viola
Zubin Mehta, conductor
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

MOZART Sinfonia concertante in E-flat Major, K. 364


Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7:30 PM
New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ
Itzhak Perlman, violin
Pinchas Zukerman, viola

BACH Sonata for Two Violins in C Major, BWV 1037
MOZART Duo for Violin and Viola
WIENIAWSKI Selections from Etudes-Caprices, Op. 18 for two violins
BARTOK Selections from Duos for 2 Violins, Sz. 98
MOSZKOWSKI Suite I, Op. 81 for 2 violins and piano

Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 8 PM
New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ
Pinchas Zukerman, conduct and play
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto, Op. 61
DVORAK Symphony No. 7, Op. 7

SIR ANDRÁS SCHIFF

Sir András Schiff has distinguished himself throughout the course of an exceptional international career that has spanned over 40 years. He is world-renowned and critically acclaimed as a pianist, conductor, pedagogue and lecturer. After having completed his two-year, multi-city musical odyssey, The Last Sonatas, a project of three recital programs comprising of the three final sonatas of Haydn, Mozart, Schubert and Beethoven, Sir András concluded his All-Schubert project last season. "An undisputed master of the German repertory," (The New Yorker), Sir András continues to focus his expert interpretations of German master composers, featuring works by Bach, Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart, Schumann and Mendelssohn for his 2017/18 North American tours.

In 2015, the San Francisco Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic hosted this versatile artist in a series of concerts with orchestra and chorus - Sir András's first performances in North America on the podium and at the piano with chorus, orchestra and soloists. This fall, Sir András appears with the New York Philharmonic and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, serving as both conductor and soloist.

Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Friday, October 20, 2017 at 8 PM
Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 8 PM
David Geffen Hall

HAYDN Symphony No.80 in D minor, Hob.I:80
BARTOK Divertimento for Strings, Sz.113
BACH Piano Concerto No.4 in A major, BWV 1055
SCHUMANN Piano Concerto, Op. 54

Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 8PM
Friday, November 3, 2017 at 8 PM
Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 8 PM
Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 3 PM
Orchestra Hall

MOZART Serenade for Winds in C Minor
BARTOK Divertimento for String Orchestra
BACH Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F Minor
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1

In recital, Sir András Schiff selects from a wide range of repertoire by such German master composers as the Three "B's" -Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, as well as Schumann, Mozart and Mendelssohn, alternating between two thoughtfully created programs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia Atlanta, Santa Barbara, St. Paul, Princeton, Chapel Hill, NC, Ottawa and Vanco



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